Teach your dog to spin with this simple dog training tip. This tip was taken from the Dog Training Planner.
Outcome: Dog Learns to Spin
This is a cute trick that your dog can show off to your friends. You will need plenty of treats and a clicker to teach your dog to spin. Remember to be consistent when training your dog and ensure that you have good timing when clicking and rewarding.
Step 1: Lure
Have a treat in your hand and lure your dog into standing position. Once standing, you can lure them around in circle. After they have done a complete circle, click and reward.
Step 2: Increase spins
Lure your dog to do 2 spins before clicking and rewarding.
Step 3: Hand Signal
If they are comfortable spinning, you can now introduce a hand signal. To do this, put your treat in the other hand and pretend to lure with your empty hand. Click and reward when they complete the circle.
Step 4: Verbal Command
When your dog is comfortable with step 3, you can add a verbal command. Give the command ‘spin’ before you give the hand signal, click and reward when they complete the circle, and repeat until they respond to the verbal cue alone.
Note: This trick may take a long time, but keep practicing and use high value treats for the best results. If your dog prefers to learn with a toy – listen to your dog.